Date: 6th November 2017 at 2:35pm
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I had a sneaking suspicion that there was a hardcore of you out there that were itching to fill the supposed gap left by the sale of Bonzo with angst. Which is double down ironic given the harum-scarum manner in which the KOBF (King Of Brain Farts) operated in.

Serge Aurier mustn’t be confused with a player who has immediately acclimatised to the Premier League and won all the fans over. Mind you, I’m not wholly convinced ‘all the fans’ realise quite how bloody brilliant Davinson Sanchez has been…

The crazy Frenchman Ivorian said:

“I think my reputation made four or five big European sides afraid. I was negotiating with Barcelona, very advanced negotiations. And Barcelona’s people were not sure if I came here things would be different.”

The sane Barca spokesperson replied:

“We never sat down with the player or his representative, they wanted to sit down with us but we never did anything,”

My considered opinion is ‘apart from virgins, who actually cares what went on or did not go on?!!

Adapting to the Premier League is rarely an instantaneous thing. For every foreign transfer that was a resounding success in England, there were possibly 5 or 6 that were blood curdling flops. Flopanistas.

Will Aurier be as big for Tottenham as his self belief is – who knows?

I wish him to be all he can be for us which hopefully goes without saying. Serge has a superb CV and Gladys tipped us off some while ago to the fact that both Poch and Levy warmed to the man’s character.

If ambulance chasing is your thing, then good luck to you. You may need it, whitey.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • McG ⚽⚽ November 17, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Sideshow Bib said he was gonna hack the site…

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 17, 2017 at 1:02 am

      He is a great dribbler

  • Syd November 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    What’s happened to the “latest blog”. we’ve been hacked or robbed or banned or something

  • Freund or Foe November 16, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Just watched the PL show. Derby blah blah bollocks, but Alan Sugar was on and gave an interesting insight into the Campbell departure, suggesting that Pleat and Graham insisted that he wouldn’t leave.
    If you didn’t know, like me, now you do. If you did know, don’t bother reading this.

    • Hartley™ November 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Alan Sugar is a lying, scheming bastard, why wouldn’t he blame it on Pleat and Graham?

      • Freund or Foe November 17, 2017 at 12:18 am

        There is that.

  • TheCincinnatiYid November 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Testing. How did I get here?

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm

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  • Not a Real Fan. November 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Screamers vs the Arse for your Delectation:

    https://www.facebook.com/TottenhamHotspur/videos/10155180063638505/

    • OrganicPaper November 16, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      👍wonderful stuff

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 17, 2017 at 1:08 am

      Oh my word!!!! Oh my word!!!!!!

      The blokes never read Ronglish!!!

    • Spurstacus November 17, 2017 at 2:10 am

      You Googled Screamer, Arse and Delectation and this is what you found?

      • Not a Real Fan. November 17, 2017 at 6:08 am

        It’s Google Analytics. What can I say?

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 16, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Harry come back please. Ffs you cant be the messiah and then not.

  • OrganicPaper November 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    The toppling of Mugabe and the cuurious case of the dissaperaing blog. Coincidence..? I think not!

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      That’s easy for you to ask …

      • Hartley™ November 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm

        E ba gum as we call him in yorkshire.

        • Spurstacus November 17, 2017 at 2:12 am

          Haha. Bril! If that had been spotted sooner he’d’a been gone long time.

        • Not a Real Fan. November 17, 2017 at 6:10 am

          Makes for a great palindrome.

  • Spursy November 16, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Hey, where’s everyone and Harry?

  • Real Fan? November 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Have you all been gastric banned?

    • Hartley™ November 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Fat chance.

  • mystic arnold November 16, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Whats happened to the latest blog opption

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Are we live?

  • OrganicPaper November 7, 2017 at 7:49 am

    God Wet Spam fans are delusional…… one tax payer funded stadium, a world class team does not make. Crying into their lasagna because the Dildo Brothers can’t find anyone better that Golum to take over their pony little club.
    These muppets get on my last nerve. Just why do they think they entitled to be in big boys league is beyond me.

    • gloster1861 November 7, 2017 at 8:03 am

      They’re all Del Boys. Fake sheepskin jackets and fake rolexes. Fake team provided by two seedy pornographers and fronted by a mouthy tart who’s all talk and no knickers.

      • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 8:36 am

        The difference is that whereas we have a superb manager and close knit team playing for each other and the manager. Currently the Spammers have no manager and are a dysfunctional unit severely weakened by selling their star player Payet.

  • Camus November 7, 2017 at 7:48 am

    David Dillenberg
    Whilst quality Eriksen lacks the pedigree of a Coutinhio my issue with his performance on Sunday is that the game simply passed him and others by!

    The pedigree of a Coutinho?
    I humbly believe that Eriksen’s stats are better than Coutinho’s over the past 3 or so seasons. But it works in our favour that he is perpetually overlooked while the diminutive Brazilian takes the plaudits.

    • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Fair point

  • MiT November 7, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Aurier will be fine. He is only 24. Has no prem time, and now will have the benefit of technical training going forward instead of the plug-n-play of a wealthier club.

    Harry Winks has tremendous poise at the CM position for a kid his age. He will only get better.

  • melcyid November 7, 2017 at 12:44 am

    too much football talk on this blog tonight.

    • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 12:49 am

      We could always discuss the Paradise Papers comprising Apples Jersey offshore tax haven!!

      Bonne Nuit

  • Not a Real Fan. November 7, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Right, I’m on a flight now. Seizure later.

  • McG⚽⚽ November 7, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Great news re Kane being pulled out the squad, be nicely rested and raring to go by the time we play the goons..

    • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Expecting an explosive encounter no motivation required in the NLD!

  • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Not a Real Fan. November 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm
    Without creating any chances, getting assists and/or scoring any goals, he’s another Ryan Mason/Tom Carroll/Lewis Holtby in the making.

    Admittedly few and far between hang on a sec his pin point pass to Trips lad to Alli’s opener against RM!

    • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      nothing wrong with being excited. Just don’t label him the new Modric any time soon. You’ll just end up disappointed.

      • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 11:53 pm

        Whilst quality Eriksen lacks the pedigree of a Coutinhio my issue with his performance on Sunday is that the game simply passed him and others by!

    • East Stand November 7, 2017 at 1:53 am

      Rose is still taking about “trophies”, his little caveat in that piece is basically a way of saying I’m still going unless we win trophies.

      If he did less talking and more playing it would be best for everybody. As self centred as ever it seems…

      • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 4:10 am

        Judas, Carrick, Berbatov, Sherringham and Bale all left Spurs to win “silverware” and rewarded accordingly.

        • Aussie in Switzerland November 7, 2017 at 4:23 am

          You are right, maybe we should stop following the history of Arsenal…..

          • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 8:25 am

            and Modric!

        • East Stand November 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

          Yes but we weren’t as good, weren’t finishing in the top four and lacked direction, it was Moree understandable. Anyone that wants to jump ship from Spurs now is doing it for money and money alone.

          Everyone but the biggest shit for brains can see where Poch is taking us, if you chicken out now then you’ve got no spine.

          Unlike Arsenal, who are seemingly on a path to oblivion under unquestionably the greatest manager who have ever lived…

  • Not a Real Fan. November 6, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Sergey-Wergey and Handsome Harry Winks are certainly in the good books. They’ve both got a way to go before I’ll be getting the Pom-Poms out. Aurier does as much bad as good and onofourown Winksy is a good prospect but his shooting is abysmal and his pass completion rate must be quite something as lots of them go backwards and sideways.

    • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Currently 89.3% in the Champions League, against some pretty impressive midfielders to boot. A lowly 87.9% in the Premier League. Although I agree he’s got some way to go in his development, that says far more about how good he can be than suggesting he’s making easy passes. I’ve watched all the games this season and he’s nothing of the sort. The kid is class!

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm

        Until he can prove otherwise, he is as exciting as Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb. Perhaps he will indeed prove otherwise. Perhaps he won’t. Just don’t let’s get ahead of ourselves.

        • Not a Real Fan. November 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

          Beat me to it!

        • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm

          How exactly can he prove that? What did Ryan and Nabil achieve at Spurs? I can make some assumptions to what you mean, but over recent weeks I’ve watched him hold his own against some of the best midlfielders in the World and make a solid debut for England.

          I guess we all hold players to different standards, also definitions of what makes them better than others. But he’s already ahead of both of them in my opinion. I just don’t need him scoring goals or making assists from the position he’s being played by Poch to see that…but that’s just me. I hope he gets even better for all our sakes.

      • Not a Real Fan. November 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

        Without creating any chances, getting assists and/or scoring any goals, he’s another Ryan Mason/Tom Carroll/Lewis Holtby in the making.

        • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 11:44 pm

          Beat me to it!

          • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 11:45 pm

            In that you unwittingly had the perfect reply to hospice…

            • Not a Real Fan. November 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm

              Bentaleb! He’s a softly spoken Nabil with a nice haircut .

        • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

          I guess I’ll defer to the previous point made about Sanchez on this thread and how he’s quietly going about doing a great job. Winks is doing the same thing and he doesn’t have to get more assists and score more to be better than those mentioned. If either of them come back and put in similar performances home and away to Real Madrid…I might change my perspective. But right now, he cost us nothing, loves playing for the club and is a seriously good player for his age.

          P.S. Not sure Mason and Carroll were ever linked with moves to Barcelona after putting in great performances in the Champions League. Hyperbol be damned!

          • Not a Real Fan. November 6, 2017 at 11:57 pm

            I’m on a wind-up, Hotspice. I like the lad a lot for all the reasons you’ve mentioned but I do think we’ve seen the over-excitement a fair bit over the last 4-5 years. Watching him closely, I think his touch will need to improve a bit for him to be top class, there are times when he’s turned out to re-distribute and had the ball nicked off him. Also turned into trouble too. And that air shot was shoddy.

            • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 12:03 am

              I blame that on Scott Parker joining the coaching set-up. If ever there was a midfielder who’s entire ethos was based on turn around 360 degrees and hope you made the opposition dizzy…

              I do fear for the hype that will surround him as an English player, which will only get worse because he really does have a shot at the England squad for Russia. But having levelheaded leaders like Kane around him will hopefully ensure he keeps his feet on the ground and just keeps working everyday to improve. Considering he’s moved through U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 with England before his full debut I’ve no doubt he’s got it in him. He’s only a wee fella gowd bless him!

              • Not a Real Fan. November 7, 2017 at 12:17 am

                Must be taking hairstyle tips from him ‘n all.

                • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 12:19 am

                  Once he’s filmed his ad for McDonald’s we’ll know the jig is up!

              • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 12:25 am

                Hotspice take issue over your assessment of Scotty Parker when nothing wrong with model pro Scotty Parker who you seem to have short memory formed an effective partnership with Modric. Parker sitting. Modric probing producing sexy swagger football under Arry. My only regret on Scotty Parker is that he did not join us earlier.
                Underrated player who did the donkey work.

                • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 12:36 am

                  I was simply making a joke about Scotty’s habit of turning circles with the ball, which he did quite well. I’m a big fan of Scott Parker, not just because he played for Spurs. I made it back to U.K. to watch him captain England to victory over the then World Champions at Wembley. But in all fairness I can see Winks perhaps moving along the same lines. A model pro, does a great job, but doesn’t get the recognition of bigger players who contribute more to a team in terms of assist or scoring goals. Again, it’s why the likes of defenders such as Toby and Sanchez can be World Class in their position and it takes forever for people to notice…because they’re not grabbing the headlines.

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Surely you are not suggesting that our Winksy is Vinny Samways in disguise!!

    • ronwol196061 November 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      100%
      Winks can make a move and do something but he is not as much hesitant as conservative. The problem is this RF. There are only so many positions.
      If he plays DM he needs to tackle. If he plays CM he has to get further up the field and gets things opened up. He seems happy to pass sides and back. Its possible that Poch tells him to do that as he has to be there if the wing backs go up but it doesnt raise his status and he doesnt tangably add enough
      As to Aurier yes 50/50 good/bad but it was worse that that this week. his best game I think was his first game

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm

        His best two games, West Ham and Madrid, in which he got himself sent off and conceded a penalty. He was great against Madrid though.

        • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:03 am

          Yiddo for Madrid they were wide open in the middle and he was getting a lot of pressure taken off with Dele playing. Im not saying he wont make it but for me I havent seen enough yet

          • MysteriousStranger November 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm

            Dele didn’t play in the game Aurier conceded a penalty. Aurier didn’t play in the win against Real Madrid, the game Dele did play in. What are you talking about?

      • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 11:57 pm

        He definitely isn’t up there for takles, but if you just look at stats that doesn’t answer the question of if he’s actually needed to during a game. To be fair to the lad he has only played the DM role once this season and he had a 90% pass completion rate. Isn’t retaining possession just as important in deep midfield to putting in bonecrunching takles. His interceptions on the other hand…

        I’m not so sure about him being conservative. Perhaps I’m blind or misremembering but one of the things that attracted me to his performances is that unlike previous homegrown players in his position he tends to want to turn and move forwards, running with the ball and looking to pass forward. If there are stats out there showing his just shoveling it out sideways and backwards I’ll have to change my opinion and smake myself upside the head to fix my memory.

        I’m not looking to over-hype the kid, just focus on what’s he’s already achieved by breaking into the team and butting in good performances. There is much to be impressed with so far and hopefully we’ll see more. I’m sure no one needs to point out to the kid that being in a team on the up like Spurs means that if he doesn’t continue to improve and progress his position will be taken by another.

        Good luck to him I say, he’s shown nothing but class on and off the pitch so far.

        • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:06 am

          ‘…..and he had a 90% pass completion rate. Isn’t retaining possession just as important in deep midfield to putting in bonecrunching takles. His interceptions on the other hand…

          Possession really means little.To be honest Tottenham is better without possession and relying on the counter. Possession only means womething if w do enough with the ball and that is using possession to create.Just passing short passes in itself means nothing.Its only good if its a means to an end

          • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 12:15 am

            I totally agree that possession is pointless without conversion. But to be fair I’m talking about Winks individual stats for ensuring we’re keeping possession in a position where we need to be recyle the ball to the attacking midfield and strikers. Winks isn’t a player either individually or position wise we’re looking to convert possession or chances. But from all the games I’ve seen this season, when he has possession and when we’re breaking, he clearly wants to move forwards. I’m just not seeing his play as negatively or timmid as others even though I’m not attempting to suggest he’s the next Modric. It’s a shame he won’t be getting a chance for England against Brazil or Germany as that could only further help his pregression and confidence.

            • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:34 am

              All players defend at times and attack at times but with Wink I do find he sometimes make a move forward into space but quite rarely. He has played a lot with Dier lately and Dier has been diagonally behind him in the DM position so Winks is a CM and CM’s function is to set off attacks t some extent. (when the wing backs are involved yes then I understand he can stay back somewhat) but still our problem is packed defences. Either Eriksen/Dele,Winks/Dembele or the wing backs must do that. Bu we lack that creative touch to make those things happen with those teams.

        • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:07 am

          There are times he isnt conservative thats true. BUt he always is too careful. When Winks went off and Dembele came on there was much more movement going forward

          • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 12:18 am

            I think it’s safe to say anyone being replaced by Demebele in his best position for Spurs is going to end up looking a little less dynamic. I think that in itself shows why we should all be grateful at how well he’s done covering in a midfield lacking Wanyama all season and Demebele for good chunks. Other clubs can only hope to be as lucky as us having players willing to rotate in multiple positions and do so well when they come in. COYS!

            • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:35 am

              I agree with that. And Winks for that has done a fine job.But to fight for the title we do need more

              • David Dillenberg November 7, 2017 at 12:36 am

                That club is called Man City!

        • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:09 am

          Yes he has class. I hope he turn into more of a Gerrard.

      • Not a Real Fan. November 7, 2017 at 12:06 am

        The CMs (sometimes a proper DM and another CM with more licence) need to chip in with some goals. Dembele, Wanyama, Sissoko and now Winks. They’ve all had opportunities from this position and they need to add this to our scoring artillery. It’s what a Championship winning side will need.

        • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:08 am

          Have a look at Leon Goretzka

          • Not a Real Fan. November 7, 2017 at 12:19 am

            I will Ron. I always do.

        • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 12:32 am

          I know Ross Barkley isn’t for everyone, but this is why I’m all for bringing him in to the squad. Dembele is a beast, but he’s everything wrong with what you’re saying, in that once he powers forwards, he tends to range around without an end product. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve screamed at the TV for him to just f*cking shoot. This season more than others it feels like Dembele is being run off the ball or simply running into trouble. Barkley can made those some runs from deep but is far better at scoring goals. To be exact he’s score three times as many goals in the same number of games. I’m not one of these people that believe the hype on Barkley is such that he’s the new heir to Gazza. But I believe Poch could put him in alongside Wanyama and take us on to yet another level.

          • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:37 am

            Fair enough and thats a good solution probably not the best but as good as maybe we can expect

            • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 12:45 am

              Exactly. The fact he’s played in the Prem his entire career and doesn’t need to aclimatize, he’s an obvious and important upgrade for the CM position. I can only imagine what might have been had he not got injured and we brought him in as the final summer signing. Here’s to him singing in one of the next two windows and us having to suffer the problem of Demebele, Barkley or Winks playing CM. Curse Poch for putting us in such a ridiculous position!

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 7, 2017 at 1:12 am

                We are moving up to the next level we need to look and even bigger and better soon. Barkley will do for now.

  • Matt November 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I can’t recall any defender (yet alone central defender) as young as Sanchez making that transition to EPL so quickly. Not just surviving but excelling. Has he had even one poor game? I think he could turn out to be a very special talent. Aurier has all the raw materials and some glaring faults. We know what Poch will do with that, next year he’ll be a good Tripps rotation alternative.

    • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Shades of Toby for me here as he did the same thing, just quietly going about his job until more people eventually figured out how good his is and important the performances. Credit again to Poch and Levy for going all in and the knock-on effect of Jan being able to play in his best position, same perhaps with Dier filling in on the right side while Toby recovers. Poch’s decision to play him centrally is also smart as it restricts his bombing forward. Something he did to great impact for Ajax, but something I doubt he could pull off in the Premier League. Not to blow smoke up Maureens arse but he did point out Sanchez’s positioning as a weakness for the Ropey Final. Long may he stay the rock at the center for Spurs!

    • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      +1

      Sanchez has gone about his business in the best possible way. Best signing of the last several years…

    • ronwol196061 November 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      100%

  • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    San Diego Spurs
    HH
    Could not possibly agree more. Have seen Aurier in intl matches and he ihas been excellent. Sanchez is magnificent. Team bench is finally acceptable, although there is still a vacancy for a quick finisher on the right-the player Jay Rodriguez was for Poch’s S’hampton.
    Yesterday was an ugly game that we have all seen us lose many times. Except that we won.
    Finally, as my Marxist landlord would say, “it is no accident” that tons of our players have minor injuries right before a round of mostly useless international managers.
    There is a distinct whiff of an operation that is getting its shit together

    To quote you quoting your Marxist landlord, “it is no accident.”
    As long as they are all fit and ready to beat Arsenal!

    • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      I was a bit worried about his temperament and his rawness leading to sendings off and lots of other shenanigans.

      He’s raw but I now feel he could end up being a very good player from what we’ve seen. However I don’t have some kind of blind faith in him based on the fact he isn’t Bonzo…

  • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Yay, Kane and Winksy out.
    Harry Kane and Harry Winks out of England squad – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41893269

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 6, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Hoorah!

    • BARD November 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Let’s hope it’s precautionary. Especially Kane.

    • Frontwheel 2 November 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Very jolly

    • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      This is just another feather in Kane’s cap for me. Another young player would probably kick-up a fuss about missing out on showcase games against Brazil and Germany. Another player would perhaps force the issue that they join up with the squad, but I like to think Harry is thinking about Spurs over his own personal glory.

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 10:43 pm

        No need to grasp at straws, he’s a legend enough without it. He’s clearly not fully fit and has no interest playing in meaningless friendlies for a meaningless team…

        • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm

          I think it’s well documented, by Poch just the other day, that Kane wants to play EVERY game and takes great pride in his scoring records. He’s clearly not fully fit, but as before I’m sure if another player was in his position they’d not make the same sensible and layal decision. Can’t get enough of how levelheaded he is…long may the Legend of Kane grow.

    • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Reckon Poch has withdrawn them based on very minor injuries. He won’t want to risk them but chiefly probably wants to rest them.

  • Urbane Sturgeon November 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    For me it’s simple – walkies was part of the best defence in the country when he left. He now plays in a team with an 8 point lead 2 months from Christmas.

    At this point our right back position is a step down from where it was.

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      +1

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Surely the role of a FB is to defend well but once supporting the attack attempt running to the byline and cross the ball, just sayin,

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm

        Especially if they are playing as a wing back…
        Especially if they are the width and pace that the team has to offer.
        Especially if the defenders they need to occasionally help out are called Jan, Toby and Davinson.

    • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Think it was Hoddle who said you only slate the ones you’ll miss. He certainly brought a lot to the team.
      Having said that, Aurier has shown glimmers of greatness, and Trippier is the most intelligent passer of the ball that we have on our team. Still think I’d rather the two of them than one gifted thicko.

    • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      I’m not going to wholeheartedly disagree with this as the best teams want the best players. Under Poch he shone individually within a great team and I’ve no doubt Pep will do similar.

      Walker left the Best defence in the country and is no longer in the best defense. Currently tied with Spurs on 7 with United conceding just 5. Add to that he’s on the same number of assists as Trippier who’s crossing of late has been superb, something we never sawn under Walker. After Poch’s insights on why he was benched, the replacement already taking his spot (for England too), his age and the money I don’t see this as a bad shake for Spurs on any level right now.

      The current success of City is down to the goals from Aguero, Jesus and Sterling which are being supplied by Silva, De Bruyne and Sane. I’m not saying Walker isn’t contributing, the same that I’m not saying he didn’t for Spurs. But he’s not the reason they’re 8 points Clear after only 11 games. His absense also isn’t the reason why we’re not closer to City.

      He wanted to leave, right now he looks like he’ll have bragging rights beyond a bigger pay packet and good luck to him. The Spurs go marching on without him.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm

        Hospice I watched City..there is no comparison with them to us. They have much more footballing quality than we have. Their players can play footie under any conditions. Ours only when the time is right.
        Its true we have the best defence in the league but City can play any game that the other team want to play. We have to wait for the cointer to work,wait for Kane to weave some magic but we do not have the flow of City. Yes it could change but they are quality and easily can create a flow.
        They can beat the high line too with a great pass and a timely run.
        We need more to our game.
        Walker is also looking much better and focused than when he was with us

        • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 10:36 pm

          Indeed, that’s my point about City, their team (especially attack) is far beyond what Walker means to either team right now. That said I expect them to have a rough patch, the same as I expect Serge to settle down and deliver for the team. We’re growing into this season and with a few people back off the injured list and some additional attacking talent on the January shopping list I’m sure we’ll be just fine.

          • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm

            What a window January has been for us. Poch doesn’t like meddling with his squad, his players need time to get his “philosophy.”
            It’s why we are always shit at the beginning of the season, late signings cost us every year.
            Expect no Holtby’s or Saha’s to be added any time soon.

            • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 10:57 pm

              Agreed, historically and under Poch January is normaly as welcoming as Mother Hubbard’s IKEA kitchen units. But I believe Ross Barkley could be the exception this year. If the issues with Wanyama continue, or additional niggles from Dembele then we’ll be short and it might be wise to bring him. He’s likely to be fit again and Koeman is gone so there’ll be less bullshit in terms of attempting to blocking the transfer. It would also be easier to get him on a reasonable weekly wage over negotiating a ‘free’. Still, wish in one hand and curl one out in the other, it’ll be the usual disappointment as the windo closes. But as has become more frequent in recent windows, especially this summer…I likely won’t be that fussed.

              • ronwol196061 November 7, 2017 at 12:01 am

                The CM position is the final piece of our puzzle. Dembele is the best we have a he is a really good player but he is a small picture player.He can control and immediate area.He protects the ball and he is tough and has nifty footwork. WE need a player who can see the big picture in his spot.Who can guide us through packed defences,(Fabregas)who can hit a dynamic pass (Silva) and still be tough enough to play Pochs system (Kovacic)…Goretzka may tick those boxes. Barkley maybe a reasonable solution

            • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 11:09 pm

              Yeah, that old “philosophy” bullshit eh?

              Constantly top four, best football in the league and now wiping our arse with Real Madrid. What a failure Poch and his “Philosophy” has been…

              • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 11:29 pm

                Um. I never argued. The term philosophy, however, fully deserves inverted commas

          • ronwol196061 November 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm

            Yes Hospice they will have a rough patch but Pep has shown he has the goods and he has melded them into a great team that can rival the Barcas in a real way

            • Hotspice November 7, 2017 at 1:03 am

              Indeed a rough patch will mean little when you’re so far ahead, as Chelsea showed last season. But this City team is so far beyond the Blue Racists and I can only wonder where City would have finished had Jesus not been injured almost as soon as they signed him! Their attack is off the charts and De Bruyne is a monster. It’s going to take something special for any team to reel them in this season. FUCK!

    • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      He’s playing in the most expensively assembled squad and management team in the history of football.

      That’s why he’s in a team 8 points clear, are you trying to tell us Walker has been the reason for that?

  • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    What about sticking up for Sissy with equal vigour? Whitey…

  • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    To those interested:
    Britain’s Offshore Secrets Exposed
    Today 9pm – 10pm BBC One

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      *Panorama

      • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        It’s all old news, good that it’s come out but I have no idea why anyone would be shocked or suprised by it.

        The BBC seem to want to Mike it look like the biggest discovery of wrongdoing since Nazi gold stashes.

        Yes it’s wrong but this faux shock across the liberal masses is nauseating…

        • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm

          Make, I have no idea who Mike is!

        • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:34 pm

          Presumably Lord Ashcroft will feature!

        • The Boy SPURTSPUR November 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm

          Liberal masses? I think it’s the liberal elite who are shocked and surprised that their secrets are being exposed.

          • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm

            Did not our ex PM call me Dave have some legit connection with the Kaymen Islands?

          • East Stand November 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm

            The the liberal elite are not the same as the liberal masses.

      • Frontwheel 2 November 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm

        Boneo’s hiding his dough,this could push him over the Edge

  • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I would like see Kyle Walker Peters given an extended run in the side.

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      *to

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      The kid may a dream debut against Newcastle, has got pace and no mean crosser of a ball.

      • Spiderneil November 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm

        I don’t remember h having pace. Quite the opposite in fact…

        • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 8:18 pm

          Unless I am mistaken it’s my recollection of his performance bombing forward and back is that he was quite nippy.

    • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Add him to the Marcus Edwards pile. What on earth has he shown you to make you think Poch has it wrong?
      Trippier has been immense, and are you not satisfied with Aurier being his understudy?

  • Sexy Beast November 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Here’s hoping this international break goes by quicker than the last one!

  • Hartley™ November 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    When citeh pay £50m for him to replace Bonzo I’ll be a happy bunny.

    • Freund or Foe November 6, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      • AntSpurs November 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm

        Can’t get much happier than that.

        • Still Nil Nil November 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm

          Mind out for spurstys dachshund

          • The Boy SPURTSPUR November 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

            You know dat.

      • Hartley™ November 6, 2017 at 8:18 pm

        That’s what I’m talking about.

  • UnkleTaff November 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    “I think my reputation made four or five big European sides afraid. I was negotiating with Barcelona, very advanced negotiations. And Barcelona’s people were not sure if I came here things would be different.”

    What a f*cking tool. If Sherwood or Sissoko had come out with this degree of bollockry they’d have been slaughtered for it.

    • caveman November 6, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      ut then we’ed know it would be lies!

  • caveman November 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Serge had two stinkers and two good games. Early days, let’s not shoot him just yet.

    • gloster1861 November 6, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      I like the guy. He’s as good as Walker NOW, and will get better.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Yiddo
    We use Llorente, now there’s a good head

    But we were very weak in our build up play.
    The fact is we need someone at CM who has a big vision and can execute.

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Coutinhio!

      • gloster1861 November 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        Kovacic. Where is he, I hoped to see him play at Wemberlee.

        • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:31 pm

          He must be injured as he has not been in the RM side or on the subs bench for weeks.

          • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:33 pm

            Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic could be out of action until November after suffering a partial adductor tear.

            Kovacic suffered the injury during Real’s 3-0 Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday and was substituted in the 25th minute.

            “Following the tests carried out on Mateo Kovacic, the player has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the adductor muscle tendon in his right leg,” a Madrid statement said.

            • gloster1861 November 6, 2017 at 6:35 pm

              Cheers Dilly!

            • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm

              Strange, I thought we beat Real on Wednesday?

            • Sexy Beast November 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

              Are you stalking him DD?

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        Ozil! I’ll get my coat

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Look at Leon Goretza at Shalke

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm

        *Goretzka

        • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 7:09 pm

          I did the last time you mentioned it. He looks fantastic. As fantastic as one can look on YouTube…

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

            Lets say they send their best scout
            and he plays like a few of our players vrs Palace..what price would the scout come up with.
            To decide any player how many games would you have to watch?
            You Tube gives an idea of theur skills but its not foolproof.
            Tell me howvmany games did we watch Sissoko play.Id say just the European games ffs!!!

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 8:41 pm

            Yiddo take a look at Davinson Sanchez videos. Perfect.

            • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 8:46 pm

              He is Ledley reincarnate. A god amongst mortals

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

                It could be true.
                That kid has quality. Cool and collected. Studies great defenders.
                Puts it out there does wait for someone.
                They stick him beyeeen 2 great CB’s and it wad seamless.
                For the first couple of years when Eriksen started people said ‘Well he’s still young’
                They never say that about Sanchez

  • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Current moan
    Eriksen’s corners – instead of lobbing then in whip em in with pace my son!

    • gloster1861 November 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      No decent corners or free kicks.

      Eriksen is an anachronism, can hit lovely passes with a moving ball, but if it’s not moving he buggers up.

  • Freund or Foe November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Serge will be just fine. So there.

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      IMO currently his crossing is poor.

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        Same with Rose, same with Walker back in the day. Nobody ever seemed to care. As long as he’s fast he’ll be popular.

    • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      This one I agree with. I love his aggression and let’s chuck that pellet forward. Big and strong and fast. Now if he can learn how to pass. . . .

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm

        Are you just me from an alternate reality?

        • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 7:07 pm

          Bizarro Yiddo. Yes indeedy.

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Putting in a couple of dangerous ones equally culpable Rose’s crossing was also off the radar!

  • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Not to change the subject but to change the subject, some of the brethren think mini-Gazza gave a successful performance and won the game. He did have a tasty save or two, but we clearly would have lost if
    a) the ref had penalized Gaz for bringing down Sakho in the 3d minute yet, which he clearly should have done;
    b) Zaha had not shot wide of a totally open goal with Gaz lying on the turf next to him;
    c) and there was also his late challenge on someone when he was late getting to the edge of the box.

    I felt sorry for the kid and am glad he survived. But I hope to never see him between the sticks for Spurs again.

    • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Loving the cynicism over your last few comments. And couldn’t agree more.

      • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm

        Yids gotta stick together.

    • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      a) agreed
      b) agreed
      c) agreed
      these are the negatives. Admittedly he aint no Pat Jennings but on the plus side named man of the match his saves were crucial suggesting he has potential!

      • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 5:20 pm

        Another Gomes with blindingly good saves and horrendously laughable errors? Forbid it almighty God.

    • Freund or Foe November 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Think that’s a bit unfair, especially if compared to our no 1 keeper and his performances. I would write a list of every mistake Hugo has made this season, but I promised the missus I’d be home by Xmas.

      • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm

        Hugo makes his mistakes, but intersperses them between longer stretches of brilliance. Perhaps Gaz will come good. Would rather see that happen on loan to Leyton Orient than see him between the sticks in a semi-final match in the CL.

        • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 5:34 pm

          Cinci having only played one match give Gaza a chance to prove himself before jumping to conclusion. Personally if Aurier was as good as his video montage I would be happier!

    • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Blimey Cincy bit harsh mate. Admittedly didn’t see all the game but have seen some giving him MOTM so he couldn’t have been that bad. First game for us as well and he kept a clean sheet. I mean it’s not as if he’s pissed in the gravy!

      • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        If Gaz passes me the gravy, he will get a polite “no, thank you, not having any.” I’ve given the lad his deserved kudos, but see him as too much of a work in progress for where we are and what we need out of a goalkeeper, even #3 on the readiness chart. Too nervous and unsettled. Not ready for prime time.

        • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm

          I recall several posters on here who have since altered their opinion slaughter Danny Rose in the early days.

          • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 6:15 pm

            If young Gaz comes good, I will be the first to praise him and thank God for watching over our beloved Spurs. This will be the first sign that the rainbow the last day of WHL was indeed a sign of divine intervention for our Spurs and not a cheap DL parlor trick.

    • AntSpurs November 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      A) if
      B) but
      C) maybe

      As debuts go, Gazzaniga looked pretty good. That was no foul for the penalty, he touched him (which is allowed) but Sakho went down holding his head (cheating bastard). He could have come for that ball through to Zaha but he forced him wide. No rush of blood to head which Gomes/Keller may have shown. Can’t all be as quick as Vorm off the line. Anyways his performance played a big in winning us the game and for that, this bashing is well premature.

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

        Graham Poll said it most certainly should have been a penalty.
        The comparison to Gomes is excellent. He made the hard things look easy and the easy things hard.
        It’s not Gazzaniga bashing, it’s anti over hyping.

        • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm

          Hard things easy. . .easy things hard. . . exactamundo–I’ve got to remember that one! Well said, mate!

          • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm

            Yids gotta stick together!

        • AntSpurs November 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm

          Cinch said ‘he doesn’t want to see him anywhere near the team again. He is of course entitled to this opinion. I don’t see anyone over hyping the chap, at worst he had a decent game.

        • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 6:09 pm

          I heard Poll say at the time that those events are never given as pens? Did he change his mind after the match?

          • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm

            No spot on. He said it was a penalty, but one that is rarely awarded. Ha. Spot on.

          • AntSpurs November 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm

            Exactly, how often do you see a keeper give away a penalty when he comes through to collect a cross? Or defenders who climb or nudge through the back at corners and free kicks. Even if he did give away the penalty, could he be blamed for this. What was he supposed to do ?

            • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm

              Connect with the ball!

              • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm

                In truth we probably got away with this one which they say balances itself out over the season.

              • AntSpurs November 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm

                I don’t recall Schmeichel being pulled up for much similar. Anyways off to pick up my Gazzaniga and Aurier jerseys. Back later.

      • Harry Hotspur November 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

        That Gazzaniga touch was a penalty all day long – if someone had done that to Kane you’d be jumping up and down…

        • AntSpurs November 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm

          I jump up and down anyways, right or wrong.

        • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm

          Ex Pl ref Dermot Gallagher concurs that Palace should have been awarded a penalty.
          Gazzaniga comes off his line to try and block a chance which looked to be falling to Eagles defender Sakho. But the stopper fails to make contact with the ball, but he does catch Sakho instead and no spot-kick was awarded.
          So what did Gallagher think of the incident? He thinks Palace may count themselves unlucky not to have had a chance from 12 yards.

          • AntSpurs November 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm

            True, they were unlucky to lose too. But hey, a larger part of that was due to Gazza having a good game.

            • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 6:19 pm

              Agreed, a good job we were playing Palace not Citeh!!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Yiddo what happens if a big team plays the park the bus game..then what???

    • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      We use Llorente, now there’s a good head

      • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 5:11 pm

        Yeah–how long does it take for him to lumber into the box? Crouch had a goal over the weekend–Fernando show no signs of ever equaling the achievements of Crouchie, Soldier Bob or Vinnie. Another desperate buy by THFC

        • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm

          Sadly having high hopes for Llorente he has proved a massive disappointment to date.

          • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

            Please remind me of his strengths?

            • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm

              Strength. That’s about it

              • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm

                Mind you Llorente’s deft classy flick setting Son away for Sissy assist against the Spammers was a beauty.

                • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm

                  *Berbatovesque

          • TheCincinnatiYid November 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm

            Continues to look like HK is the one flower that has bloomed in a massive waste land of many years running. Strikers coming off decent even exceptional seasons come to Spurs and can’t hit the side of a barn with a banjo. That’s if they ever get close enough to take a shot. I was hoping and continue to hope for Fernando–but the talent seems well hidden away.

            • David Dillenberg November 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

              Playing for Swansea he was one of their key players scoring goals, yet playing for Spurs he oddly never looks like scoring!

  • San Diego Spurs November 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    HH
    Could not possibly agree more. Have seen Aurier in intl matches and he ihas been excellent. Sanchez is magnificent. Team bench is finally acceptable, although there is still a vacancy for a quick finisher on the right-the player Jay Rodriguez was for Poch’s S’hampton.

    Yesterday was an ugly game that we have all seen us lose many times. Except that we won.

    Finally, as my Marxist landlord would say, “it is no accident” that tons of our players have minor injuries right before a round of mostly useless international managers.

    There is a distinct whiff of an operation that is getting its shit together

  • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    It’s not about getting on his back. Until yesterday’s shit show I was really enjoying his performances.
    It’s what he did off the pitch that annoys me. Not quite on the level of Rose, but it’s completely unnacceptable to say silly things to the press about other teams that could have signed you.
    Here’s a tip for the majority of footballers out there. You have been blessed with good legs, not good brains. Utilise the right organ.

    Andreas
    Can’t believe some fans are getting on serge’s back already. He is still settling in and poch will get the best out of him. Yes, he made me wince several times yesterday, but I believe he will be one of the best right backs in the prem. Probably the same fans that wanted delle alli out of the club cause of a few average performances.
    Get a grip, get behind the player and watch his performances improve.ffs.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Yiddo Ronglish is still clsoe to my haeret

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 5:09 pm

        Praies teh lrd!

  • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Aurier: Ooh, look at me, I’m a big player. Barca wanted me, I’m just too big a personality for them to handle.
    Spurs: This is awkward. The reason no one wanted you is because you’re a petulant man child. You’re our second choice right back. The guy we signed from Burnley for two mil is the big boy.
    Barca: We wanted you? Um. No.
    Aurier: Well, you’re gay.

    • Spiderneil November 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Didn’t get enough comments the last time you posted this?

      • Yiddo November 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        Nah it was quite disappointing. Wanted a prize

  • richspurs November 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Wot was impressive was the last ditch defending, cover defence, patience in attack and the temperament. No wobbles at the back except for Oreos . My sofa is glad.

  • richspurs November 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Oreo is a big hole. In his head. Ijit.

  • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    For sure Serge has been caught out of position and played the odd atrocious ball, but I’ve also seen some truly expressive and creative play. He gets a thumbs up from me. Will we see the best of him? I’m not sure I really care with the form of Tripps right now, another example of how good this squad is right now. Son played some terrible passes to end attacks and give up the ball, but he won the game with a moment of quality. A real team makes up for individual mistakes while benefitting from those same players moments of skill. Players like Kane, who can seemingly do little wrong can understandably leave us all a little too expectant and spoiled at times. COYS!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Players have to take risks at time.This is how they grow creatively. I would like Eriksen and Winks to sometimes.
      Aurier was over the top yesterday overly trying to make things happen.In a perfect world if he would have been 30% more carefull and Eriksen and Winks 30% more daring we would have won the game handily

      • Hotspice November 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm

        Agreed, perhaps even my point. That the great teams tend to pick up the slack in other areas when form dips. Eriksen appears to be having a little slump with his visual and passing not as good the last 4-5 games to the 10 before. Just a feeling, not stat based, from exasperation from failed opportunities to put in the through ball or shoot on target, Madrid goal excluded lol. Winks is slightly different I feel as he’s still developing, but I’m not sure I’d want a player in his position being much more adventurous than he already is. The fact he bucks the trend of Spursy midfielders of old who loved a sideways or backwards pass I get a chubby verytime he reveives the ball and immediately either runs forward or moves the ball in that direction.

        Even Shitssoko has been putting in better performances of late, despite only being able to run in straight lines and being nervous of a simple pass. With Poch coaching this squad and the results we’ve seen despite an unusually heavy rotation in the physio’s office, we’re doing a fine job. If we can get Wanyama and Lamela rotates back in and Barkley from Everton we’ll have some squad to hopefully rise to a crescendo. COYS

  • Andreas November 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Was I the only fan at Wembley yesterday that thought woy hodgsen got his players to give our ankles a few wacks . In the first half they did both our Harry’s and got away with it. So much for the ex England manager caring for the national team.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    While Sanchez has the aura of a world champion,Auriers Aura is concentrated on his barnet instead if in it.
    The fact that he displayed it in Crystal Palaces colours too was telling….No wait it couldve been Barcas colours…and it could have been an indication from a dream he had that he wanted to play for them and he coukd have should have but Serge lets try and get the basics right fir a start mate….inside your head..nit on top and in your feet.
    You could be a Barca man or maybe another Assou Ekkoto

  • Andreas November 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Can’t believe some fans are getting on serge’s back already. He is still settling in and poch will get the best out of him. Yes, he made me wince several times yesterday, but I believe he will be one of the best right backs in the prem. Probably the same fans that wanted delle alli out of the club cause of a few average performances.
    Get a grip, get behind the player and watch his performances improve.ffs.

    • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      That’s exactly the point. Alli unfairly got dogs abuse on here. I was was one of the ones saying we had to let him ride it out and he would come good in the long term. I am bewildered how someone who has been an absolute liability thus far is getting a free pass. Could it be anything to do with certain people bigging him up before he arrived?

      • Andreas November 6, 2017 at 4:21 pm

        If poch wanted serge i have no problem with that. He will give us a few heart attacks until he settles, but why must we crItisize him when he screws up_(or any player for that matter). And what about his performances against Madrid and Dortmund ???
        Let’s not alienate him.

        • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm

          Exactly- i’m 100% with you on that. But this site is all about abuse- except if your name is Serge Aurier.

      • Harry Hotspur November 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm

        Alli has been shit this season, bar his last game.

        • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 6:09 pm

          Harry- would you describe Aurier’s performance yesterday similarly??

  • Still Nil Nil November 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    How long did it take Bonzo get to himself sorted at spurs?
    Not until poch arrived did he show any resemblance to a footballer.

    Orio is somebody who has ability and yes he will make mistakes but I think there’s enough in there for poch to work a good player into a fantastic player.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Finally the voice of reason in the mad house. 👍

      • McG⚽⚽ November 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

        He’ll get there, didn’t hear too much sniping after the first leg vs Real!! The guy has skills, just a little poch molding & we’re onto a winner.

        • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm

          Didn’t he give a penalty away in the first leg against Real? Or did I just imagine that?

          • McG⚽⚽ November 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm

            Yeah, & other than that he had a very decent game, even the pen was debateable.

            • MysteriousStranger November 6, 2017 at 10:51 pm

              It was a stonewall pen. Remove the rose tinteds!

    • Andreas November 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Completely agree nily. Some people love to find a player to bash, bet they wouldn’t say anything to his face.

      • Still Nil Nil November 6, 2017 at 4:06 pm

        Thank you chums

  • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Harry- come on and come clean. What’s the deal with you and Serge 😏. You know what I mean 😉. Every spurs player regularly gets abuse of some kind on here. But as soon as someone aims some criticism at poor little Sergie wergie (despite he abject performance yesterday) the claws come out and the perpetrator is labelled a racist. Do you have some kind of Kevin Spacey issues that you perhaps need to seek treatment for 😜?

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    It’s a rotational thing, Poch is a very rounded Manager, Aurier is fitting in well in Spurs circle of life, Trippier has improved greatly under Poch and would be my first choice for most games, we seem to have too much of a good thing, wish all positions were as well covered.

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Took my Jackshund out for her afternoon constitutional.

    She heard some scrurrying in the undergrowth, plunged headlong in, and emerged triumphantly with a wriggling rat betwixt her jaws.

    She dropped Roland at my feet, the poor thing fatally wounded and in death’s throe but, still wriggling and mewling. I hope it dies quickly and without pain. I suspect it won’t.

    It’s a cruel and visciously random world we live in.

    • Caspurs♿️ November 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      “She dropped Roland at my feet”
      Is she a feline Jackshund?

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

        Eh?

        • MysteriousStranger November 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm

          “This is the cat that killed the rat
          That ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built”?

          I dunno, just trying to help a brother out.

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

            Blimey. That’s niche referencing.

            • MysteriousStranger November 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

              🤷🏻‍♂️

        • McG⚽⚽ November 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm

          You could have just stamped on it’s head, nice of you to leave it dying in pain…

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:40 pm

            I thought about that. I guess I’m just not the guy who walks around the neighbourhood stomping on little animals heads.

            • McG⚽⚽ November 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm

              You couldda smashed it’s face in with a brick, didn’t have to leave in in pain was my point.

              • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm

                I just don’t see myself as a bloke who smashes sentient beings in their faces with bricks.

                • McG⚽⚽ November 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm

                  I know, joking aside, sometimes you just have to do what’s right.

                  • The Boy SPURTSPUR November 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

                    I know you were joking, and I really did want to help the critter. I probably should have let the dog finish it off. I thought I was doing the rat a favour making the dog drop it.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Didn’t know you got another dawg Spurts. How long?

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm

        About 18 inches.

        • Bruxie November 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm

          How does it smell?

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

            Awful.

            • Bruxie November 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm

              Da-da-bum!

              • Bruxie November 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm

                My Lab bitch has so far had 1 mole; 2 small muntjac young, 100+ rabbits, two rats. She jumps on slow take off pigeons for fun.
                She’s had a go at adult muntjac but I managed to get her off. Not good.

                • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

                  Ruddy Nora. I don’t think I could deal with that sort of butcher’s bill.

                  I stayed with the rat for a dignified moment, and said a few private words.

        • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 3:56 pm

          Boasting again.

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

            On no. *That’s* 18 inches when folded in half.

            • SpurAndy 🍒π November 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm

              Sounds like one of them old fashioned, fold up wooden measuring devices, but you don’t use it as a rule.

  • Caspurs♿️ November 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Gawdelpus, H has finally worked out how to use emoji’s. 😱

  • A waddle and a fork November 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Also – just read Schniederlien has been dropped from Everton squad for not trying in training. Potch wanted to build a team around him at Spurs. Bet he’s gutted now. It’s been hell for him and it’s getting worse since he left Southampton.

  • A waddle and a fork November 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Sanchez has been so incredible. He is almost invisible which is how CB should be. You only hear their name when they are making mistakes. Jan is having the best season I can remember – may it be connected – maybe. Aurier was an accident that didn’t take long to happen. He keeps making horrendous mistakes. I don’t trust his recklessness. Maybe it can be disciplined out of him.

    • Devonshirespur November 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Aurier cost half of Sanchez so by definition is only half as good and will make twice as many mistakes . He’s pretty good as a back up, offers a slightly pacier option to Trips and will no doubt be improved by Poch.

  • sPATicus November 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Aurier’s reputation off the pitch is inflating his reputation on it. I’d start Trippier over him every game going. Sanchez is a beast who looks built for this league and makes me feel relaxed at not having Toby for a while.

  • OrganicPaper November 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I’ll tell you one thing..He aint French, he is Ivorian!

    He may or may not have been contacted by Barca, lord knows what shite agents feed their clients anyway.
    The fact of the matter is Serge isn’t the best RB we have at the club. Its as simple as that. You expect he can improve, but until then I think a lot of people would agree Trips is the better option.

    • AccringtonSpurs November 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Beginning to come round to the idea that players can improve under Poch. We’ve in the past been lumbered with so many who didn’t turn their form around. It seems to take a year/season.

  • Gus November 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Sanchez has made a dream start to his career in the EPL. If I partially close my eyes he is Ledley incarnate, hopefully with better knees. Aurier has shown glimpses and I reckon he will be fine

  • Brizzlespur November 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Very happy with the two big defenders. Sanchez, it’s as if he’s always been with us. Aurier is a very exciting player. We actually need his aggression imo.

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Aurier is surprisingly short. Stocky, but short.

      • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm

        And surprisingly slow if his tracking back is anything to go by.

      • Rich G🙄 November 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm

        I’m surprised by how shyte he is

  • BARD November 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm
  • DaveK November 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I think Serge is everything we thought he would be.

  • Spiderneil November 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Sanchez makes my balls tingle.

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Madam Sanchez of the famous Canvey Island FemDom Torture Rooms (for discerning, professional Gentlemen only)?

      • Spiderneil November 6, 2017 at 3:44 pm

        You’ve visited her too?

  • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Unfortunately (and I mean that) he looks every inch a liability. There was a lot of noise about him being linked to Europe’s elite- but it is becoming apparent that, that’s all it was- Noise generated by his agents. In hindsight sticking with the more mouldable options of Trippier and Walker-Peters would have been more prudent. Combining Aurier’s fee with Llorente’s and we may have been able to add a forward player of note instead. Just saying.

    • Devonshirespur November 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      6 games in to Auriers Spurs career, this is a very sound judgement. Given Poch’s record with full backs, we should cut out losses now!

    • Harry Hotspur November 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      What you’re not saying though is you want less blacks playing for Spurs, then very few racists in 2017 tend to straight talk like that…

      • richspurs November 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm

        Aw hes black??

      • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm

        How on earth is this anything to do with race? He was crap yesterday and every commentator agreed. It’s 2017 Harry. Great medical advances have been made. I’m sure you would be able to get your ‘Heart and Dart’ Aurier tattoo lasered right off you buttock so you would hardly even notice 😁. In fact, a good tattooist might be able to change it to ‘Alli’ by covering the er with a cherub and doctoring the ur to look like two l’s 😉😉

        • Harry Hotspur November 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm

          Yeah but you’ve left racist comments on here before Trev, that was why you were banned.

          • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 3:20 pm

            A) no I didn’t
            B) I was never banned

            • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm

              Never say never Trevor, it ain’t cle er. Trev ..?! Oh, he’s gone again.

            • Harry Hotspur November 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm

              A, B & C Oh yes you were my old son…

              • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 3:44 pm

                Sorry my old china but I wasn’t. Must be a different Trev but it ain’t this one I can assure you. And I know it’s stating the obvious but if I was banned how am I still on here 😯? You would have to be even less successful than West Ham at enforcing banning orders if that were the case 😜.

                • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm

                  Where abouts in Oz are you mate?

                  • Trev1978 November 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm

                    Oz?

  • mattspurs November 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    It’s a luxury to be worrying about your reserve right back – especially after a victory with a clean sheet. The boy will come good.

    As for Sanchez – £38m for a 21 year old centre back from South America? Bloody hell did they know what they were doing there.

    It was a pretty dire performance yesterday but truth be told that starting 11 had 4 or 5 first choice players in it. Hopefully the international break will give a few players a chance to recover and come back fighting fit.

  • YidInExile November 6, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    McCoist

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Nice.